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from Unmasked: Behind the Mask - One Hundred Haiku

words by Chris Mosdell

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Behind the Mask: intuitive bushido — boy warrior playing Final Fantasy.
その仮面の裏で: 直感の武士道―少年兵がファイナルファンタジーに興じる

Final Fantasy

12
Behind the mask: a haemorrhage of forbidden colour — wisteria ignoring the imperial decree.
仮面の裏で: 禁色が破裂する−藤の花が高貴な法を破って

whisteria

15
Behind the mask: a lotus-viewing boat drifts through reflected stars.
その仮面の裏で:蓮-水面に映る星々をくぐる遊覧船

lotus

65
Behind the mask: incense curls — a slight fragrance of enlightenment.
その仮面の裏で: お香の煙が巻き上がる-微かな芳香の悟り

incense

100
Behind the mask: a constellation of fireflies guiding me on.
その仮面の裏で: 蛍の一群が私を導いている

firefly

Photographs by Ryo Ohwada
Translations by Ryoichi Ito

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